2020 Update: This trip is no longer available due to low water levels.
Join us for an exhilarating trip through the most scenic section of Clear Creek. This is a great option for rafters seeking a little more challenge than our introductory whitewater, but it’s still appropriate for physically fit first-timers. You’ll get plenty of excitement on each rapid without the pressure of continuous whitewater.
Our Lower Canyon white water rafting trip takes you straight into the Class IV whitewater of Upper Beaver Falls, Lower Beaver Falls, and The Nixon Rapids. By the time you catch your breath, you’ll be headed into our Class V section of whitewater where you will encounter such famous rapids Guide Ejector, Double Knife, Hells Corner and Terminator.
Blast down the Lower Canyon of Clear Creek and enjoy one of the most continuous sections of whitewater in Colorado – only 30 minutes from Denver! Rush through impressive scenery and even more impressive gradient on this 10 mile run that drops 150 feet/mile through the canyon.
Get ready for this hardcore adventure by reading through the suggested items and gear lists AVA Rafting & Zipline has put together. We want you to be good to go for your adventure so there aren’t any last minute expenses the morning of your trip. AVA also will provide each guest a wetsuit and splash jacket setup, so you won’t have to worry about that.
In summary, we loved it! We did the intermediate Class V rapid as my husband had never rafted before and was nervous. Our guide was Charlie, who was nuts but absolutely amazing! We had so much fun that we immediately booked for the Class V trip the next day. That time we had Shaun who was again excellent, and expertly got us through with maximum good times.